Our National Philanthropy
Our national philanthropy is the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, an organization built around the commitment of improving school and college readiness for children. We are proud partners with the Kids in Need Foundation. 93% of middle school students in poverty report that their goal is to attend college, however, only 44% enroll in higher education. Phi Sigma Sigma has taken on the mission of eliminating this education gap because we feel strongly that every child deserves to have access to learning. As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." The fight for education is one that extends across time and borders, and we at Phi Sigma Sigma seek to fully support this national goal.
Our Local Philanthropy
Our sorority is founded on sisterhood. We chose the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club of Champaign as the Theta Chapter’s local philanthropy because we wanted to use the strong support that we haven given each other and allocate it to those who need it as well. The Boys and Girls Club is a nonprofit organization that helps students in crisis by providing after school supervision to keep them on the right track. There are several programs within the club that students can get involved in, including a wellness program called Triple Play and Power Hour for homework assistance and tutoring. 80% of Club alumni say that the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs had a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health, while 90% of alumni graduated high school on time. It is through this mentoring and support of children that we at the Theta chapter hope to improve our community and further work toward our national goals of school and college readiness.